Wow, being caught out lying to the media and the nation doesn’t keep you off the promotion escalator for long.
On the same day news hits that Dalziel is being sued for defamation over the same issue she lied to the media about, Helen has promoted her to a parliamentary private secretary.
Also promoted were Russell Fairbrother, Tim Barnett and Nanaia Mahuta to PPS.
Helen has now managed to give every single Maori Electorate MP (who is not under investigation by the SFO) a senior job. Hope she can fit them all on her party list when they lose their seats.